Faculty Book: André Aciman
Alibis: Essays on Elsewhere
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011)
This luminous series of linked essays about time, place, identity, and art show Aciman at his very finest. He revisits the romantic state of anticipation, as opposed to arrival, and explores the themes of dispersion, evasion, and ambivalence. From beautiful and moving pieces about the memory evoked by the scent of lavender; to meditations on such cities as Barcelona, Rome, Paris, and New York; to his sheer ability to unearth life secrets from an ordinary street corner, Alibis proves the author a master of the personal essay. André Aciman (Dist. Prof., GC) is on the doctoral faculty in comparative literature and French and is executive officer of the Ph.D. program in comparative literature.
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Submitted on: SEP 27, 2011